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Oak Creek Canyon Back for Recreation
Posted: October 2, 2014
Coconino National Forest has announced that Oak Creek Canyon, just north of Sedona, has opened the recreational areas. This includes trails, recreational sites, camping sites and parking along State Route 89A. This includes the West Fork trail.
The only areas which will continue to be closed in Oak Creek Canyon include Cave Springs Campground (closed for the season), A.B. Young Trail and also a section of land between Slide Rock State Park and Halfway Picnic area.
For updates, visit www.coconinonationalforest.us or contact the Red Rock Ranger District at 928-203-7500.
Oak Creek Natural Rock Water Slide at Slide Rock State Park reopened on September 20 after being closed since the Slide Fire in June.
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An additional scenic drive:
The Owens Valley Drive, mostly on US Highway 395
from the desert town of Mojave to Mammoth Lakes in the High Sierra. The drive includes attractions including Red Rock Canyon State Park in the Mojave Desert and the Owens Valley towns of Lone Pine, Independence, Big Pine, and Bishop before climbing to the ski and summer resort of Mammoth Lakes.